FAQs

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) #

General #

  • What is AWS Connector for SAP?

    AWS Connector for SAP is a SAP Addon, that enables SAP business processes to be extended to Amazon Web Services cloud services. It includes the ABAP SDK for AWS to enable ABAP developers to build applications that integrate with AWS services along with tools for integrating AWS services with SAP functionality.

  • AWS Connector for SAP is a SAP-certified product?

    Yes. AWS Connector for SAP is an SAP-certified software packaged as an ABAP Addon. Certification details can be found in the SAP Certified Solutions Directory

  • Why should you use AWS Connector for SAP?

    The AWS Connector enables innovative cloud technologies to be used within the SAP application ecosystem, where SAP business processes run.

  • How does the AWS Connector for SAP work?

    AWS Connector for SAP is a Software Addon, certified by SAP, that is installed in customers SAP systems. It allows access to customers cloud environments and consume cloud services from their SAP systems.

  • For which SAP products and versions is the AWS Connector for SAP available?

    AWS Connector for SAP is double certified by SAP, for products based on SAP Netweaver 7.5, including SAP Business Suite products, and for SAP S/4HANA 1809. In addition, AWS Connector for SAP has been tested and validated on SAP Netweaver versions 7.3 and 7.2. Detailed information on compatibility with SAP products and versions can be found at the following link. AWS Connector PAM.

  • Can a customer with their On-premise systems or another cloud provider use the AWS Connector for SAP?

    Yes. It is only required to setup a network connection between the SAP system and the AWS cloud. See the security section for the options available to establish secure communication between AWS Connector for SAP and the AWS cloud.

Use Cases #

  • What are the most common use cases of the AWS Connector for SAP?

    AWS Connector for SAP offers a set of tools to develop SAP applications that consume AWS services, applicable to countless use cases. Common use cases include integrating SAP systems with Data Lakes hosted on AWS along with archived data and document storage scenarios.

  • AWS Connector is a substitute for SAP Content Server?

    AWS Connector for SAP is capable of associating a SAP Content Repository to an Amazon S3 Bucket. It is also 100% compatible with the SAP Archivelink interface for document storage. These factors together with the infrastructure and operating cost savings associated with SAP Content Server make the AWS Connector for SAP an ideal substitute for SAP Content Server.

  • Can I use the AWS Connector to extract data from my SAP system to an Amazon S3 based Data Lake?

    Yes. AWS Connector for SAP allows writing to Amazon S3 and has sample programs for table extraction and ERP extractors. In complex extraction scenarios we recommend data extraction to Amazon S3 from SAP BW, exporting data from ODS or from the InfoCubes themselves. It is also possible to extract data using SAP SLT. AWS Connector for SAP integrates with SAP SLT to enable data extraction to Amazon S3.

Licensing #

  • How is the AWS Connector for SAP licensed?

    AWS Connector for SAP is offered under a subscription license for each SAP production environment where it is used. Non-productive environments are included in the subscription.

  • What is the price of the AWS Connector for SAP?

    You can purchase the AWS Connector for SAP directly from the AWS Marketplace, where you will find information about the prices of the available subscriptions.

  • Does the AWS Connector license include any kind of support?

    Yes. During the subscription period, we offer support, from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm CET. We also offer 24x7 premium support on demand.

  • The AWS Connector for SAP affects indirect SAP licensing?

    No. AWS Connector for SAP is an ABAP Addon that is installed and runs within the limits of the SAP environment. Its use requires a properly licensed SAP user. Additionally, the AWS Connector for SAP extends the technology base of SAP systems to AWS services, keeping data and business processes always within the SAP environment. In any case, we advise all clients to verify their particular case with SAP or with their reference partner to clarify any doubts in this regard.

Security #

  • Is the AWS Connector for SAP secure?

    AWS Connector for SAP has been developed prioritizing security. The software complies with SAP requirements as part of the certification process by implementing the existing tools and best practices for communication encryption (TLS v1.2), authorization management (IAM) and data encryption using proprietary keys stored in the SAP system (STRUST) or stored in external services (AWS KMS).

  • What SSL requirements do SAP systems have in order to use the AWS Connector for SAP?

    AWS connector for SAP uses the technology base of SAP Netweaver to manage communication with the AWS cloud. For this, it is necessary that SSL is previously configured in SAP systems, complying with the requirements of SAP Note 510007.

  • How does the AWS Connector for SAP connect to the Amazon Web Services cloud?

    Communication between the SAP system and AWS is done securely using SSL protocol. Communication for SAP systems hosted outside AWS can be done via VPN or Direct Connect to the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on AWS. For SAP systems hosted on AWS, the connection can be made directly to AWS services using the available security mechanisms such as security groups, IAM roles or private endpoints for certain services such as Amazon S3.

  • How can we restrict access to AWS resources by the AWS Connector for SAP?

    AWS Connector for SAP connects to AWS using an IAM user with permissions to access and operate AWS services. Using IAM roles, we can restrict and control AWS Connector for SAP access to resources on AWS.

  • What options does the AWS Connector for SAP have to encrypt the information that is shared with AWS services?

    AWS Connector for SAP enables the information and data stored in AWS to be encrypted using proprietary keys stored in the SAP system itself (STRUST) or stored in external services (AWS KMS).

  • Who owns the AWS account that the AWS Connector connects to?

    The AWS account belongs to the customer at all times. Each customer is free to create and configure the AWS account they want to be used by the AWS Connector for SAP, thus guaranteeing total control by the customer.

ABAP SDK for AWS #

  • What is ABAP SDK for AWS?

    The ABAP SDK for AWS is a set of ABAP classes and objects that facilitate integration with AWS services. Includes ABAP implementation of the AWS services API so that they can be consumed from ABAP developments.

  • What is the ABAP SDK for AWS for?

    The ABAP SDK for AWS enables the development of ABAP applications that invoke and consume AWS services integrated with the tools and ABAP development environment that customers are used to.

  • Why do I need the AWS Connector to use the ABAP SDK for AWS?

    The ABAP SDK for AWS is included in the AWS Connector for SAP. Requires the existing functionality of the AWS Connector for SAP for communication and security management between SAP and AWS.

  • What AWS services are included in the ABAP SDK for AWS?

    The ABAP SDK for AWS aims to include all AWS cloud services relevant to the SAP products on which it is installed. The list of services included in the ABAP SDK for AWS can be found on the AWS Connector for SAP documentation website. (https://docs.linkeit.com/connector/awsservices)

  • Where can I find the ABAP SDK for AWS documentation?

    ABAP SDK for AWS documentation can be found on the AWS Connector for SAP documentation website.

  • Are there sample programs to learn how to use the ABAP SDK for AWS?

    Yes. The ABAP SDK for AWS includes sample programs to help you get your development projects up and running quickly. Access the AWS COnnector for SAP documentation website to learn about the sample programs available. (https://docs.linkeit.com/connector/samples)

  • Is there a free version of the ABAP SDK for AWS?

    No. The ABAP SDK for AWS is part of the AWS Connector for SAP and requires an active subscription to be used.